John Fox might not be good enough for Denver, but he’s good enough for Chicago, at least according to Bears lineman Kyle Long.
In a media session leading up to Super Bowl 50, Broncos general manager John Elway told reporters that he fired John Fox in order to get past the first round of the playoffs.
But in a interview with 670 The Score Thursday, Long said Elway’s comments were “BS.”
“I think John Fox is one of the best coaches and one of the best men I’ve ever been around,” Long said. “And I think if we’re going to win a championship in Chicago, that’s the guy we’re gonna have on the float.”
Fox went 6-10 in his first season in Chicago, a year after going 12-4 in his final season in Denver. Historically, Fox’s team have shown vast improvement from year one to year two.
After going 7-9 his first season in Carolina, Fox led the Panthers to an 11-5 record and their first Super Bowl appearance in 2003.
Fox went 8-8 in his first year in Denver before going 13-3 each of his next two seasons.
But he’s 0-2 in the Super Bowl, including a 43-8 drubbing at the hands of the Seahawks in 2014.
Still, Long thinks Fox is the best guy for the job.
“That’s who you want to play for, man. If you’re a real football guy, you can echo what I’m saying,” Long told the radio station. “I guarantee there’s people that have played that are probably listening to this and they’ll say the same thing.”
Most Pro Bowl selections as a Bear
Stats via Pro-Football-Reference